SPSS for Psychologists Fifth Edition

ISBN-10: 1848726007
ISBN-13: 9781848726000
Edition: 5th 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

With over 50,000 copies sold, the new edition of this best-selling guide carefully leads the user through the process of using SPSS version 20 to analyze psychological data. The authors review the basic issues regarding design and proceed through all of the major statistical techniques used in psychology, from introductory to advanced level. Noted for its comprehensive coverage, clarity, and flexibility, this book is an indispensable resource for students at all levels. With its student-friendly layout, accessible style, and unbeatable coverage, it provides a step-by-step tour of SPSS. Written especially for psychology students, this book shows readers how to get the most out of SPSS. A number of sample exercises, datasets and other useful resources can be found at www.palgrave.com/psychology/brace.This 5th Edition:features a color layout and chapter tabs for easy reading and navigationdisplays annotated screenshots and key ‘tip’ boxes to help students track their progress and avoid common pitfallsprovides expanded coverage of graphing and guides students through reporting the outcome of statistical analysissets SPSS in the context of research design and statistics, and discusses the rationale and use of each test throughout.Key Features of the new edition: Fully updated to cover SPSS version 20 and backward-compatible with other versionsNew material on bivariate (simple) regression and expanded coverage of multiple regressionTwo new SPSS data files for several complex statistical inferential testsNew ‘How to report results’ boxes guide students through their findingsAccessible layout and writing style, perfect for studentsThe book reviews advanced statistical material such as ANCOVA, factor analysis, logistic regression, and discriminant analysis as well as issues related to research design, data entry, data handling, data manipulation and modification in SPSS; how to calculate basic statistical procedures using SPSS; tests of difference for two sample designs, tests of correlation, and tests for nominal and categorical data; and tests for experiments involving complex designs or for data obtained using surveys. SPSS for Psychologists, 5theditioncovers SPSS version 20, but is also appropriate for earlier versions. The book highlights the differences between the versions and includes coverage of reliability measures, partial correlations, and using statistics for scale constructions.

Richard is a Principal of TechKnowQuest Inc.

BASIC STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS nbsp; MARC BRYSBAERT is currently Research Professor of Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium, and was until recently Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught both statistics and research methods. nbsp; SPSS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS nbsp; NICOLA BRACE is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University, UK RICHARD KEMP is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia ROSEMARY SNELGAR is Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UKnbsp; nbsp;

Preface
Acknowledgements
Dedication
Introduction
Psychological research and SPSS
Guide to the statistical tests covered
Working with SPSS
Starting SPSS
How to exit SPSS
Some useful option settings in SPSS
Data entry in SPSS
The Data Editor window
Defining a variable in SPSS
Entering data
Saving a data file
Opening a data file
Data entry exercises
Answers to data entry exercises
Exploring data in SPSS
Descriptive statistics
The Descriptives command
The Viewer window
The Frequencies command
The Explore command
Introducing graphing in SPSS
Chart Builder
Graphboard Template Chooser
Data handling
An introduction to data handling
Sorting a file
Splitting a file
Selecting cases
Recoding values
Computing new variables
Counting values
Ranking cases
Data file for scales or questionnaires
Tests of difference for two sample designs
An introduction to the t-test
The independent t-test
The paired t-test
An introduction to the nonparametric equivalents of the t-test
The Mann-Whitney test
The Wilcoxon test
Tests of correlation
An introduction to tests of correlation
Producing a scattergram
Pearson's r. parametric test of correlation
Spearman's r<sub>s</sub> nonparametric test of correlation
Tests for nominal data
Nominal data and dichotomous variables
Chi-square tests versus the chi-square distribution
The goodness-of-fit chi-square
The multi-dimensional chi-square
The McNemar test for repeated measures
Analysis of variance
An introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
One-way between-subjects ANOVA
Two-way between-subjects ANOVA
One-way within-subjects ANOVA
Two-way within-subjects ANOVA
Mixed ANOVA
Some additional points
Planned and unplanned comparisons
Nonparametric equivalents to one-way ANOVA: Kruskal�Wallis and Friedman
Bivariate and multiple regression
An introduction to regression
Bivariate regression
Multiple regression
Performing multiple regression on SPSS
Analysis of covariance and multivariate analysis of variance
An introduction to analysis of covariance
Performing analysis of covariance on SPSS
An introduction to multivariate analysis of variance
Performing multivariate analysis of variance on SPSS
Discriminant analysis and logistic regression
Discriminant analysis and logistic regression
An introduction to discriminant analysis
Performing discriminant analysis on SPSS
An introduction to logistic regression
Performing logistic regression on SPSS
Factor analysis, and reliability and 351dimensionality of scales
An introduction to factor analysis
Performing a basic factor analysis on SPSS
Other aspects of factor analysis
Reliability analysis for scales and questionnaires
Dimensionality of scales and questionnaires
Beyond the basics
The Syntax window
Option settings in SPSS
Getting help in SPSS
Printing from SPSS
Incorporating SPSS output into other documents and exporting output
Glossary
References
Appendix
Index

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